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First Amendment

  • Ninth Circuit Rules on Transforming Public Streets into Nonpublic ForumsMarch 12, 2018Immigration and border control issues have been at the forefront of recent public debate. Protestors are pushing for greater access to both monitor the activities of law enforcement agents and to express their opinions. In the Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in Jacobson v. Department of Homeland Security, 882 F.3d 878 (9th Cir. Feb. 2018) the Court considered protestors’ rights ... read more

Environmental Law

  • Supreme Court Settles Jurisdictional Issue and Lifts Nationwide Stay of WOTUS RuleJanuary 30, 2018The Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Sotomayor, resolved the issue over which federal court has jurisdiction to hear legal challenges to the 2015 “waters of the United States” Rule (“WOTUS Rule”) under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”). Reversing the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court held that lawsuits challenging the 2015 WOTUS Rule first must ... read more